Aug 052013
 

I had the chance to write for the Next Church blog recently, and wrote about a bit of my experience working with ROSMY. The piece is below. During my last year of seminary I had the opportunity to intern with an organization called ROSMY that serves LGBTQ youth, ages 12-20. Since that time, I’ve continued […]

Jul 282013
 

I’ve got babies on the brain this week. I got the chance to help lead worship today, and helped participate in the baptism of twin girls; and, one of the families in our congregation welcomed a new baby into the world on Wednesday.  These two celebrations were held in sight along with the story my […]

Jul 182013
 
And then two became three

So…here’s the thing. When I started writing a blog a couple of years ago, I made a pretty thing in my first post about not wanting my blog to be too personal, to turn into an online, public diary of sorts. It’s not that I have anything against blogs that function in such a way, […]

Jun 242013
 

I had the opportunity to preach on 1 Kings 19:1-19 at Ginter Park Presbyterian Church yesterday. After moving through a few levels of anxiety in the construction process, I had a really great time working with the text, and looking at how the exchange between God and Elijah on Mount Horeb poses the question of what happens when […]

Apr 042013
 

Over the last couple of days, I’ve had this song running through my head: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_AHpwjP8G4&w=420&rel=0]   Written and performed by Patty Griffin, the song is a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., and refers to his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, which he gave on April 3, 1968 – the night before he was […]